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The Sales Tax Calculation Field

The Sales Tax Calculation field in the Menu> Store Settings > Store Details tab > Settings section has a significant effect on both the admin interface and your on-line store. Selecting a value from the Sales Tax Calculation drop-down list:

  1. Adds one or more tabs to the Store Settings tab list. The new tab(s) will vary depending on what you selected as the Sales Tax Calculation.
  2. Adds one or more tabs to the Edit Product tab list.
  3. Will change the taxes that customers see during the checkout process.

Sample Store

Payment Info

The table below shows the changes that occur depending on what value you select in the Sales Tax Calculation Selection drop-down list.

Sales Tax Calculation Selection: Creates a New Tab or Section in Store Settings Called: Creates a New Section Under Edit Product > Product Tab Called: Example of What the Customer Sees in the Payment Information Screen
Canadian VAT Store Settings > Store Details tab > Canadian VAT GST Canadian VAT


European VAT

Store Settings > VAT Rates tab

Store Settings > VAT Countries tab

Store Settings > Store Details tab > VAT

Options section



Shopper Selected Sales Tax Store Settings > Store Details tab > Shopper Selected Sales Tax Prompt N/A Customers select one of the tax rates that you create when they are at the Order Details screen:

Order Details

State Based Sales Tax Store Settings > Store Details tab > State Based Sales Tax N/A

Sales Tax

Generic VAT Store Settings > Store Details tab > VAT Options VAT

Sales Tax

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